UPDATED I found that there is an exception to what the solution is here, namely that this only applies to VirtualBox 5.2. If you end up using Virtualbox 6.0, note that this won’t work. the longer term fix would be to downgrade your VirtualBox version. ORIGINAL POST I use minikube for a lot of quick troubleshooting and demos. I recently found myself in a situation where the IP address kept incrementing.